About the Board

Indiana Humanities is a nonpartisan, independent, nonprofit governed by a volunteer board of Indiana educators and business and community leaders. Six of the directors are nominated by the Board of Directors and appointed by the governor of Indiana, while the others are selected from nominations solicited annually from the public.

If you are interested in serving on Indiana Humanities’ Board of Directors, please review the  Request for Board Nominations.

Board Meetings

The 2018 meetings of the Indiana Humanities Board of Directors are:

Feb. 8, 2018 | 10 a.m. – Noon | Meredith Nicholson House, Indianapolis
April 27, 2018 | 10 a.m. – Noon | Meredith Nicholson House, Indianapolis
June 22, 2018 | 10 a.m. – Noon | Meredith Nicholson House, Indianapolis
Sept. 27-28, 2018 (Board Retreat) | Times and location, TBD | Northeast Indiana


  • Chair
    Ms. Elizabeth Bechdol
    Director of agribusiness strategies at Ice Miller LLP and President/CEO of AgriNovus Indiana
  • Chair Elect
    Ms. Carol Ann Bowman
    Corporate Secretary and General Counsel, Whiteco Industries, Inc.
  • Treasurer
    The Honorable Jonathan Weinzapfel
    Chancellor, Ivy Tech Community College Southwest region; former Mayor of Evansville
  • Secretary
    Mr. Doran Moreland
    Executive Director, Statewide Diversity and Community Outreach, Ivy Tech Community College
  • President & CEO
    Ms. Keira Amstutz
    President and CEO, Indiana Humanities
  • Past Chair
    The Honorable Jerry Torr
    State Representative House District 39
  • Ms. Myra Borshoff
    Owner, MB Communications, LLC
  • Ms. Rosemary Dorsa
    Vice President, Indiana Philanthropy Alliance and Director, GIFT Technical Assistance Program
  • Dr. Edward O. Frantz
    Director of the Institute of Civic Leadership and Mayoral Archives and Professor of History, University of Indianapolis
  • The Honorable Maria D. Granger
    Superior Court Judge, Floyd County
    New Albany
  • Ms. Christina Hale
    CEO, Leadership Indianapolis
  • Ms. Malina Jeffers
    Director of Engagement and Operations, Midtown Indianapolis
  • Mr. James M. Macdonald III
    Executive Director & Market Manager, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
  • Mr. Timothy P. Robinson
    Grants Management Director, Lumina Foundation
  • Mr. Larry Rowland
    Retired Chairman, Lincoln National Reinsurance Companies
    Fort Wayne
  • Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
    Author, Rabbi Emerita of Congregation Beth El Zedeck, and Director of Religion, Spirituality and the Arts
  • Dr. Sarah Skwire
    Fellow, Liberty Fund, Inc.
  • Mr. Adam D. Thies
    Assistant Vice President, Capital Planning and Facilities, Indiana University
  • Dr. Joseph F. Trimmer
    Emeritus Professor of English & Director Emeritus, Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry, Ball State University